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They are lacking in ambition and their only effort is to secure just enough to keep soul and body together. The average daily wage is 85 cents of our money and American workmen re ceive no more than that. It is no country for the poor foreigner. There are some opportunities for men with money but none for the other kind. Santiago a Beautiful City. "Santiago, the capital of the coun try, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has a population of 450,000, finely paved streets, beautiful parks and hundreds of elegant resi dences. Valparaiso, the principal sea port city, is another fine place but has not yet recovered front the ter rible effects of the earthquake two years ago. The earthquake produced the worst panic in the history of Chile from which the business in terests have not yet fully recovered. Has Stable Government. "Chile has a most stable govern ment and great political and material progress has been made under the administration of President Padro Montt. This is also the recent his tory of practically all of the South American republics. The day of the revolutionist is numbered in South America, Central America now hav Our Safety Deposit Boxes The use of one will cost the small sum of 8 c each week—$4 a year —and afford you a place to keep your deeds, notes, mortgages, in surance policies—all your valuable papers—safe from fire and thieves and where they will not be lost or mislaid. Let us show you. Bank]of Fergus County LEWISTOWN, MONTANA ing a monopoly on that class of un desirables. "Americans are not very popular among the common people of Chile. This is due to the class of Americans j who go there. They comprise the ; riffraf of this country and deserve the I ill will of the natives. The better ■ class of Americans are popular with I the better class of Chileanos. Our ! minister, John Hicks, is generally be loved by all classes. "A high, degree of culture obtains among the higher class of Chileanos. The young people are educated abroad, mostly in Paris. The women are fair of skin and have the reputa tion of being the most elegantly gowned of any women in the world." Takes Look at the Canal. On his way up, Tom stopped for seveal days along the Panama canal and says excellent progress is being made on the big ditch. He believes that it will be six years, however, be fore the canal is finally completed. The U. S. government has made a wonderful change in the cities of Panama and Colon. Four years ago, the most squalid, unhealthful condi tions prevailed. Now, those cities have miles of asphalt pavements, per fect water and sewerage systems and the sanitary conditions could not be improved upon. 'They have a vast army of men employed along the canal. The best ■workmen are Spaniards. The na tives aire poor workmen and few of them are employed on the works. NOTED SOCIALIST HERE. James Phelps Stokes Delivers In teresting Talk at Opera House. James Phelps. Stokes, one of the most noted and best informed sociab'st speakers in the United States, de livered a most interesting address at Culver's hall, this city, last Thursday evening. There was a fairly good crowd present and the speaker was given a most respectful hearing The greater portion of Stokes' speech was devoted to explaining the fundamental principles of his party. He has a thorough mastery of his subject and while not the most grace ful orator in the world, his fairness and logic hold attention. Stokes is reputed to be a millionaire and is a member of some of the most exclusive clubs in New Yorx city. He devotes every cent of the income from his fortune to the socialistic cause and lives on what he can make by this writing and speak ing. He is one of the bulwarks ol the socialist cause and all who heard his very excellent address Thursday evening thoroughly understand the 'reason for his position in the party. Death of Mrs. Vehawn. Mrs. T. I. Vehawn, one of the most estimable ladies in the city, died last night shortly before 5 o'clock of liver and stomach trouble. She had been ill for several days and since last Sat* urday her life has been despairei of. Laura Alice Sims was born in Mc Coupin county, Illinois, September 15, 1859. She was married in 1891 to Thomas I. Vehawn, of Lewistown, and has made this city and the ranch a few miles from the city her home ever since. Beside the husband, four children, two sons and two daughters, live to mourn her untimely passing. The funeral will be held tomorrow i (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. The Rev. Huxley, of the Baptist church, will condcct the services. The services at the grave will be under the auspices of the Women of Woodcraft, of which the decedent was a faithful memKe*. A noble woman, a faithfcl wife and a loyal other, has gone to her last reward. Her passing leaves a void in the household which can never be . filled. This paper, together with hun dreds of friends, extends slneerest sympathy to those so sorely stricken by the death of this good lady. j ! Maiden Delegates. At a meeting of the democrats of Maiden, Montana, held on the 29th day of August, the following officers were elected: Chairman of meeting, M. J. Hall, secretary of meeting, R. G. Poland. The business of meeting having been stated by the chairman, the fol lowing named persons were regularly nominated and elected as delegates to the county democratic convention to be held in Lewistown, Montana, on the 5th day of September, 1908: Delegate, James W. Dougherty; alternate, D. P. Harris; delegate, R. G. Poland; alternate, Jno. Riley. , School Bells Ringing. Vacation days are over. Over four hundred school children hunted up their books and started in yesterday morning for another forty months of The present school year starts out school work. under the most auspicious conditions. Prof. Davee is now thoroughly ac quainted with the work here and has a corpse of assistants not eo be equal ed in the state. High school will be gin next Monday. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. The monthly business meeting of St. James' guild 1 will be held at the Rectory on Friday, Sept. 4, at 3 o'clock. The services at St. James' church next Sunday will be at 11:00 a. m., and 8:00 p. m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at the morning ser vice. The Sunday school will meet at 12:30 p. m. A big bunch of Eagles came down from Kendall and Gilt Edge Wed nesday and helped the local aerie put a number of candiates over the hur les that evening. George Richardson who came to town with the Drake ball team and became so inituated with the burg that he has decided to drive his tent stakes here, was on hand and provided a bunch of enter tainment for the boys. Mr. Richard son was formerly a member of the Gibson trio, three of the best singers who ever toured the country, and his singing and other stunts certainly made a hit with all the boys. Card of Thanks. We wish to *xpress our tltanKf te the friends and neighbors who so kindly helped and sympathized with us in our recent loss. MR. AND MRS. CHAS. DOHERTY AND RELATIVES. The Democrat Supply Department has just received a fine line of blank books, including ledgers, journals, records, cash books, day books and many other books. If you are interested in office or typewriter supplies, send for our cat alogue. Democrat Supply Depart ment. AFTER PUBLIC BUILDING (Continued from page 1.) times their actual worth—and the federal government is no fool where realty values are concerned. If we need a federal building—and I think we do—let us offer Ihe author ities some inducement to show our good faith—for there are some seventy thousand or more towns in the Unit ed States that are out for the same sort of a building—and most of them need it. When the Carnegie library was in its inception—the property was bought by popular subscription—this | threw the cost upon a few of the lib | eral minded men of the community— i but the town has grown so large—and the "papular subscription" lists are , passed with such due regularity—and the burden became so great that for self protection the merchants have been compelled to call a halt in this procedure—and as this will be a building for the general public good —let each contribute their portion in the manner mentioned above. These are merely suggestions—1 have the promise of the senators to endeavor to secure the appropriations —now let the people of Lewistown do their share. Yours respectfully, LOIJIS LEHMAN. A gun with which Ralph Scovel was examining last Saturday evening, ac cid'entlymfa m famf a a a a fwypwyp cidentally went off and the bullet passed through the foot of his young er brother, Clyde, who was in bed asleep. The bullet was a small one and while the wound is quite pain ful, with the proper care, the young fellow will soon be around as well as DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES (Continued from page 1.) again. He will be opposed by Joe Smith, editor of the Madisonian, pub lished at Virginia City. Joe is im mensely popular all over the state and is highly qualified for the posi tion. He is quite well known in this city, having come here as a delegate to the state firemen's convention three years ago. ,, Republicans Badly Tangled. Although William Lindsay, '■ Daw son county, has gotten out of the field, the republicans are almost sure to have a merry fight for: the guber natorial nomination. Judge Cheadle's friends insist that he is still a factor but it is not so considered among the real leaders of the state. In this connection, a dispatch from Helena says: Alas, poor Bill! Again the cards were shuffled and another discard was taken from the gubernatorial pile. Few are left in the deck now. Holloway, Cheadle, Donlan, Leonard and Lindsay have been cast aside. And there are left, let's see, Webster of Great Falls, Mantle of Butte and Lanstrum of Helena. But the latter has not been considered in exactly the same light as have the other two. With the retirement of William Lindsay a slow Mantle tide has be come discernible, and the rumors on the street corners are that he will be the republican leader this fall. He has said often that he will not enter tain or even consider such a proposi tion, but it is likewise set forth that he has afterward unfailingly announc ed he would do whatever was best for the party. Last week the Webster tide was strong, but this past week it began to ebb, after the Lindsay announce ment was made and the Mantle cur rent set in. The biggest sensation in republican circles this campaign was the with drawal of the Dawson county man. One very prominent republican ex pressed it thusly: "Why, I had no idea Mr. Lindsay took the matter with such gravity. His statement of his not being a can didate for the governorship or any other office, was only a little longer than Roosevelt's when he declined the third term." The statement was solemn, a little ponderous, and not very short. But this is as it should be. Maybe there wasn't a solemn bunch of republi can politicians who casually dropped into Helena on the heels of the hon orable Bill. Charley Bair, of Billings, high Carter man in the Yellowstone, and Johnny Edwards,. state senator of Rosebud county, and another Carter machine man, were the first. Then a Fergus county Carterite ap peared. Senator Carter was on hand all the time and within earshot. The second day Senator Dixon arrived from Missoula. Judging by the length of the stay of the visitors it took Mr. Lindsay two days to become convert ed. Of course there were a few local politicians who were mixed up in the affair, but not being visitors, it is hard to distinguish them. In a very brief time, it is said, sev eral pretentious eastern Montana papers, dailies for several months past, will drop back into tiheir former obscurity, to remain there until other ambitious "angels" hove up on the political'horizon: -